Newnan Council approves bid for street resurfacing

by Celia Shortt

Newnan City Council awarded a half million dollar bid to Blount Construction, Inc., for resurfacing various streets throughout the city.

At council’s Tuesday evening meeting, Newnan City Engineer Michael Klahr said the city manager’s office had received six different bids, with Blount’s bid of $542,945.48 being the lowest. He recommended the council approve the bid, which they did unanimously.

The work should begin mid-July and will include milling, leveling, resurfacing, and applying reflective thermoplastic lines and symbols, stop bars, and raised pavement markers on 11 streets. The work should be finished within 120 days.

The city council also awarded a $176,477.97 bid to NetPlanner Systems Inc. for communication cabling systems for the Newnan Hospital Redevelopment project. The bid came in below the budgeted amount of $203,000 for the project.

Also at Tuesday’s meeting, council:

• Approved a bid of $67,590 to Akins Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Ford, in Winder, Ga. for three Dodge Ram crew pickup trucks. The police department will use the trucks, and they will replace existing trucks.

• Approved an amendment allowing Newnan Mayor Keith Brady to sign amendments with MEAG Power for the Plant Vogtle project when they are ready.

• Approved a metrocell agreement, allowing AT&T to put equipment in at the Newnan Centre to boost their cell phone signal for people using the facility. The equipment is provided at no cost.

• Appointed Brady as the GMA voting delegate for their business meeting on June 23.

• Appointed Newnan City Council Member George Alexander as the delegate for the 2014 MEAG Power Annual Election and Council Member Rhodes Shell as the alternate.

• Approved a 1986 Ford snorkle as surplus. The item was no longer in use and had surpassed its useful life.

• Approved a resolution, which authorized the mayor to execute a lighting agreement between Newnan and Georgia Department of Transportation for pedestrian lighting along the Jefferson/Jackson Streets Corridor Improvement Project.

• Approved continuing its discussion on the property at 79 Spence Avenue to the second meeting in August.

• Approved a six-month extension for the owners of property at 112 Greenville Street.

• Approved the request from the business development office for Main Street Newnan to use the downtown sidewalks for their First Friday event, “Celebrate National Donut Day,” on June 6 between 5 and 8 p.m.

• Approved a from the business development office for Main Street to use the First Avenue Park for their First Friday event “Screen on the Green” on Friday Aug. 1, between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

• Continued Michael E. Sumner’s request for conservator for Joann Williamson to abandon the right-of-way of Summer Place in order to resolve issues with property titles to a later meeting after staff has had a chance to research it.

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